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AMP endorses Jones Act ruling revisions

The action is 'vitally important' to U.S. security and the domestic maritime industry

Web Bulletin 2017
Coast Guard: Ship detention total lowest in five years

Coast Guard: Ship detention total lowest in five years

The percentage of detentions for firefighting and related systems continues to rise

Web Bulletin 2017
Maritime piracy drops to 21-year low

Maritime piracy drops to 21-year low

The IMB says kidnappings are rising despite the global progress

Web Bulletin 2016

LCA to Congress: Homeland security on Great Lakes starts with Jones Act

James Weakley testifies before a joint House hearing

Web Bulletin 2016

Report says U.S. vulnerable to Chinese dominance in shipping

The Hawaii Pacific University authors cite a dearth of U.S.-flagged merchant vessels

Web Bulletin 2015

GAO: Coast Guard needs to address risks in plan for rotating crews

The report focuses on manpower aboard eight new national security cutters

Web Bulletin 2015

Updated guidelines on notices of arrival and departure, AIS published in Federal Register

The final rule goes into effect March 2

Web Bulletin 2015
U.S. captain, chief engineer kidnapped from supply vessel off Nigeria

U.S. captain, chief engineer kidnapped from supply vessel off Nigeria

Pirates kidnapped two Americans on a U.S.-flagged platform supply vessel off Nigeria in October 2013, then released them about three weeks later in what experts say was likely a hostage-for-payment deal.

February 2014
It’s legal for U.S. mariners to carry firearms, but it may be impractical because of liability

It’s legal for U.S. mariners to carry firearms, but it may be impractical because of liability

In the United States, the relative freedom to carry guns extends to civilian mariners in American or international waters.

December/January 2014
In comments to Coast Guard, maritime groups urge caution on TWIC reader rule

In comments to Coast Guard, maritime groups urge caution on TWIC reader rule

Before asking the industry to invest in Transportation Worker Identification Credential readers, the Department of Homeland Security should reassess the effectiveness of the entire program.

August 2013
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